While watching one of my daily random news sources, SXEPhil from YouTube, I heard of this 'accident response fee' that the police and firefighters in Florida have. Basically if they respond to the scene of your accident you will get a bill. SXEPhil goes on to say about how the police aren't there for you, as we know, they are there to enforce laws. But the firefighters, and police, responding to the accident either to put out a fire or to write a citation for a traffic violation... are billing you... to do the job... that you pay them for already... outstanding!
Link To SXEPhil's News Feed, Excerpt Below, Edited For Forum
“After her sport utility vehicle sideswiped a van in early February, Shirley Kimel was amazed at how quickly a handful of police officers and firefighters in Winter Haven, Fla., showed up. But a real shock came a week later, when a letter arrived from the city billing her $316 for the cost of responding to the accident.”
They actually changed the law in Winter Haven, so that the cost of police and firefighters, is not covered by your taxes. Taxes are the money we pay the government, to give away to big companies, where they then, throw that money into a fire.
It has long been believed that taxes went to things, like roads, schools, police, and all sorts of **** we need, but NO. NOT TRUE.
Whether the cop is going to be sitting with his thumb up his ***, beating down little girls, or working on paperwork, he is still getting paid. Why should anyone be paid extra, because they are doing their ******* job? The audacity of these people blows my mind. IT MAKES ME WANT TO TYPE LIKE BABYCAKES KANYE WEST!
Like To The Florida Senate Issue Brief, Excerpt Below
Budget-constrained cities and counties in Florida and across the country are seeking new revenue sources. As a result, some local governments in Florida and in 17 other states1 have begun the practice of billing drivers and their motor vehicle insurers for police and fire responses to auto accidents, no matter how routine or minor. These “accident response fees” are designed to recoup the cost of auto accident response services provided by local governments. In some cases, third-party vendors are encouraging this practice by soliciting counties and cities for the collection of these accident response fees for a percentage of the recovery, usually ten percent. Typically, the fees range from one hundred to several hundreds of dollars per accident based on the personnel, material and time spent in investigating the crash. Some auto insurers question the validity of these fees arguing that local residents already pay for these services through property taxes. Other insurers assert that police and fire accident response services are not covered under auto policies.